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"West Coast Splendor"
Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild
2012 Challenge

Opening Reception: Friday, April 6 at 5:00 p.m.
Exhibit remains through April 29, 2012
Gualala Arts Center

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild Gualala Arts will host the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild's 2012 Quilt Challenge from April 6 through April 29, 2012. The opening reception with hors d'oeuvres and a no-host bar will take place on April 6 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.

The theme of this year's challenge is "West Coast Splendor." The challenge is to interpret the beauty and splendor that surround us into a quilt. There are many ways to do this, such as featuring the flora, the fauna, the ocean or the beach.

This is the 16th year that the Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild has put forth a challenge to its members. Some of the themes in the past have been a variety of the Log Cabin pattern, and themes such as Chocolate, Self-Portrait, The Perfect 10, and Going Green.

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild Sometimes the challenge is to use an assigned fabric in some manner on the quilt. Quilters of all levels challenge themselves to interpret the theme in their own way. Challenges such as these stretch Guild members' imagination and craftsmanship.

These challenge shows have delighted residents and visitors with the collective creativity seen in the art of quilting.

PPQG encourages creativity at all levels. This is a non-juried show, and there are no prizes, only the fascination of seeing the creativity of Guild members, both long-time quilters and beginners along side each other. PPQG also encourages young quilters, by allowing quilt entries from younger family members of Guild members.

Pacific Piecemakers Quilt Guild PPQG meets monthly at Gualala Arts Center. The meetings are on the third Friday of each month. Check the PPQG website for information on the meetings, Meetings feature well-known quilt artists who teach classes and workshops, and speak to the Guild members. Also, some of our own Guild members teach classes on basic quilting skills, as well as advanced subjects.

PPQG now consists of about 100 members. The Guild contributes to the community in many ways, such as providing comfort quilts to those in need, sewing the raffle quilt for Art in the Redwoods, and making Quilts of Valor, which go to wounded veterans at the VA Hospital in Palo Alto.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.